Monday, February 2, 2009

Global warming is cool...cooler...and cold

LONDON: Cars slewed, people slipped, trains stopped and hospitals turned back non-emergency patients as heavy snows sweeping in from the east blanketed much of Britain on Monday, taking the nation by surprise with its severity despite alarm-laden weather forecasts.

At London's Heathrow airport, one of the world's busiest, hundreds of flights were canceled as snowfalls closed both runways, the airport operators said. According to news reports, the nose-wheel on of the last planes to land before the shutdown, a Cyprus Airlines flight, skidded off the runway. No casualties were reported.
I know...I winter storm is not indicative of the long term effects of "Global Warming."

Except...the other side keeps using short term temperature changes to boost their little position...

The green "shield" bug, which attacks a broad range of crops, is usually seen in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Australia, North America and Africa.

Its arrival in Britain is a clear sign of climate change, claim experts from the Natural History Museum, London.
The fact is...they DON'T KNOW what the motivation of the green "shield" bug is. They might just be hungry, and found another source of food...perhaps because their usual habitat is overrun with other green "shield" bugs. Guess what? Animals adapt...that's how they survive. This is akin to the "crazy Ivan" scene in "Hunt for Red October." Just a guess backed up with the "neener neener...I'm a scientist so I must know what I'm talking about." Except...the credibility of scientists is flirting in the basement with journalists.

If you think I'm exagerating in reference to the "Warmenists" using short term occurrences to support their's a good example:

A combination of global warming and the El Niño weather system is set to make 2007 the warmest year on record with far-reaching consequences for the planet, one of Britain's leading climate experts has warned.

As the new year was ushered in with stormy conditions across the UK, the forecast for the next 12 months is of extreme global weather patterns which could bring drought to Indonesia and leave California under a deluge.
The "Global Warming" aspect of the short term temperature increase is taken as if accepted without the necessity of fact. is their fact.

And...the big finish:

(2008) Data from the UK Met Office shows that temperatures in the first half of the year have been more than 0.1 Celsius cooler than any year since 2000.
Ooops...cue the "global warming causes cooler temperatures" crew. These folks keep giving themselves protological exams with their own noses.